Thursday, August 6, 2009

Maui Wowie!

We are having a great time in Maui! My oh so generous grandparents have treated us to a fun filled, two week vacation in Maui. We have done a lot of snorkeling and swimming and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Yesterday Ryan and the rest of the family went on a day long snorkeling trip to Molokini Island and a few other snorkeling hotspots. (Fun underwater pictures to come) But since they dont make fins in Kate's size, my mom, Grandma, Aunt Amy, Cousin Lisa, and I took Kate to the Maui Ocean Center. Kate absolutely loved watching the sharks and sting rays and little fishies swim around. We may have a future marine biologist on our hands.

Here are some more shots of our many Maui adventures!

Kate getting her first feel of ocean water out in front of our condo

Ryan ready for a dip in the ocean

Me and my cousin Brianna after pool games with Ryan and my cousin Austin

Good thing Austin is so strong. Ryan enjoyed using him as a diving board.

Kate giggling with Aunt Deb

Peering down the blow hole

Watch Out!!

What a handsome boy!

My brother Chris and I getting sprayed by the blow hole

Family photo moment (minus Kate)

Me and my mama a little wind blown

#1 Before

#2 Here comes the wave

#3 Soaked

Ryan and I before heading down stairs for some snorkeling
(we saw 3 sea turtles while we were out- so fun!)

Kate and Poppo in downtown Lahaina

They look happy now, but this was before eating it
many times on the large, steep crashing waves

Kate and Mammo enjoing the sun

Wiped out after a fun day in the sun

Blowing the conch shells at sunset

Kate with cousins Bre and Lisa

My cute parents even got to celebrate their 34th wedding anniversary while in Maui.
What a treat. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Thank you Grandma and Grandpa!!!!

Tomorrow we leave Lahaina and head over to Hana, on the west side of the island, to spend the remainder of the trip. We are so lucky to have such awesome Grandparents.
More pictures to come of Maui Vacation: Week 2


Jacobson Family said...

Jealous! We're in Cali so call us when you get back. Have fun!

Maren said...

#1: Why does a child that lives 1 mile from the beach have to wait to go to Hawaii to put her feet in the ocean?
#2: I could have lived the rest of my life without seeing Ryan in that tankini bottom speedo. At least I'm hoping that's what it is. It is burned into my brain.

Looks like you guys are having a blast! Enjoy!

Pitcherpost said...

Two weeks! Now that's just not fair! I have yet to make it to any part of Hawaii! How fun though and you have awesome grandparents!

PS. can Zach borrow Ryan's swimsuit sometime :)

The Jungle Explorer said...

I'm so jealous! Hope you guys are having a blast and I hope Ryan didn't actually wear that out in public.

Have tons of fun!

Pinks the new Blue said...

How fun it looks like you had the time of your life! what a beautiful place you lucky girl!cant wait to see more pics.

Meleah said...

What a fun vacation. We need to get together soon.